Outdoor Education

Activities offered at Camp Jungai (click on activity to expand)

  • Nature Art: This activity is aimed at student’s year 1 and above. This activity provides students a great opportunity to interact with nature. Depending on the time the group experiences the activity it may be a great way to thank a friend or share their story.
  • Banner Making: This activity is aimed at student’s year 1 and above. Groups paint a unique banner to represent and remember their experience at Camp Jungai. This banner may fly high for the remainder of the camp to symbolise the group’s unity. The banner offers a great reminder their enriching experience at camp, this can be take back to school and hung up for all to see.

This activity is aimed at year 5 and above. Bushwalks out of Camp Jungai allow groups the chance to engage with nature. Tracks in the Rubicon State Forest lead anywhere from local campsites to Rubicon Falls to Morris Lookout. There is also opportunity to see native flora and fauna.

This activity is aimed at year 5 and above. The DELWP maintains three local camping areas within 3kms of Camp Jungai. We utilize two of these campsites throughout the year for off-site camping with client groups.

  • Damper making: This activity is aimed at year 3 and above. This activity is a great activity for students to bond and share stories by a campfire.
  • Camp oven cooking: This Activity is aimed at year 5 and above. This activity is a great way to bond over cook a meal and offers opportunity for an appreciation to the simplicities’ of a kitchen.

This activity is aimed at year 3 and above. Participants are taught safety and basic paddle strokes for canoeing on flat water before going out for a spin on our on-site dam. These forward paddle strokes, as well as turning and reversing prepares the group for some games where that manoeuvring comes in handy.

  • Environment and Construct: This activity is aimed at year 3 and above. From spending time in the Jungai garden, participants will learn/ explore/ discuss the benefits of locally grown produce both for environmental and health reasons. Our hope would be that each student is able to assist in the development of the garden, as well as pick produce for the dinner table that evening.
  • Conservation Project: This activity is aimed at year 3 and above. Aligned with the camps connection with Land for Wildlife program. The activity is aimed at improving the sites flora and animal habitats. It reflects on the importance to maintain these spaces for animals.
  • River Story: This activity is aimed at year 3 and above. This activity is based on a story and explores the importance of looking after our waterways. This interactive session allows the students to partake in the story in order to promote discussions about the local waterways.
  • Water Ecology: This activity is aimed at year 3 and above. A session that promotes the study of macro invertebrates in order to understand water quality. The dichotomous key from the University of Wisconsin is used for identification purposes.
  • Watershed: This Activity is aimed at year 5 and above. This activity explores the water cycle and provides some fun experiences where the students can learn more about the environment.
  • The Beast: This Activity is aimed at year 5 and above. Without giving too much away, this is a great activity which will challenge even the best communicators. Get ready for some laughs as this is a funny activity.
  • Trivia: This Activity is aimed at year 3 and above. This is an interactive trivia, in small teams students will be faced with a wide range of challenges. It is aimed at being inclusive for all with auditory challenges, physical challenges and knowledge based questions.
  • Night Awareness: This Activity is aimed at year 3 and above. This explores the sensory adaptations of nocturnal animals. It provides some fun activities to explore the beauty of night time.
  • Colours: This Activity is aimed at year 5 and above. This activity is a great way to expend some energy at the end of the day. It’s an energetic, and high paced activity which is a fun and colourful evening activity.

This activity is aimed at year 3 and above. The aim of this session is to create real, sustainable change and it’s as simple as providing participants with the knowledge and skills to improve what people eat, act locally, understand where your water comes from and where your waste goes, questioning consumerism and packaging. We discuss the possibilities of embracing change, trying something new and choosing curiosity over certainty in food and life.

  • Possum Pull: This Activity is aimed at year 3 and above. This is activity requires a team to make the possum fly. One at a time, participants are outfitted with a full-body harness, and the team works together to hoist the ‘possum’ up using a giant pulley. It’s quite a thrill- one that adults and kids alike won’t soon forget!
  • High Ropes: This Activity is aimed at year 5 and above. Besides the Possum Pull, we have three additional high elements (each with 2 levels) for your group to try – the Multi-Vines / Postman’s Walk, Tyrolean Traverse / Heebie Jeebie and Turkey Tyres / Inclined Ladder. Teamwork is essential as participants work together to operate the belay system and encourage one another. The session endorses the principals of Challenge by Choice and will be adapted to the needs of the group.
  • Environmental Games: This Activity is aimed at Prep and above. These activities are great for getting to know the environment around the camp, and connecting with it.
  • Initiatives: This Activity is aimed at year 3 and above. Using our resources and materials, participants are directed in a series of challenges, requiring teamwork, communication and problem solving skills to achieve success.
  • Water Initiatives: This Activity is aimed at year 3 and above. This is a great summer time activity. By creatively using water to create challenges which will challenge even the best of groups. This activity will provide a great opportunity for students to laugh and have a great time whilst leading the importance of collaboration and communication.
  • Large Group Games: This Activity is aimed at year 3 and above. This is a great opportunity to make new friends. Our experienced facilitators will be soon to create challenges where the students will be laughing and meeting new people or building upon old friendships.

This Activity is aimed at year 3 and above. Set amongst the trees, our low elements might look easy initially, but it tests participants as they work together to traverse across each element, promoting balance and motor skills, as well as encouraging communication and teamwork in the spotting done by the remaining participants.

This activity is aimed at prep and above. A trail that meanders along the Rubicon River starting opposite the Rubicon Hydroelectric plant and completing a loop through tea tree and eucalyptus scrub. Along the way out facilitators will engage the students in activities to connect with the environment.

  • Photo Rally: This Activity is aimed at year 3 and above. Working in groups of three, participants find the area depicted in various photographs, and then find a marker visible only from that spot to solve a word jumble. A high energy activity suitable for younger groups with energy to burn!
  • Orienteering: This Activity is aimed at year 5 and above. This is a fun and energetic introduction to map reading and navigation without the use of compass, requiring participants to work together in pairs or groups of three to find markers indicated on a map, and use the clues given to solve a puzzle.
  • Tree Poem: This Activity is aimed at year 5 and above. In small teams the students will need to utilise compasses to navigate a course and complete the challenge.

This activity is aimed at year 5 and above even adults can find it hard to build this one. Using large plastic barrels, wooden planks and ropes, groups will employ teamwork, planning and communication skills to build either a raft…or a “creation”. Knot-tying skills are learnt, and a good time is had by all, either braving a test or just observing whether their raft will float or not.

More Activities being added soon

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